The American River Current

Queens of the stage

Kima LaRue performs as a drag queen at a bar in Sacramento called Sidetrax. LaRue co-hosts the event drag queen showcase event. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels and Itzin Alpizar

May 11, 2016

An earlier version of this attributed the quote, “It’s all the weird stuff that nobody really wants to get into, which kind of becomes a kind of a strength for most of us who got into it, because it is like it is one of the things that we know about," to Jordo Medina, but in fact was said by dra...

Overcoming anorexia

Cannessa Lewis is an American River College student who writes a blog documenting her struggles with both obsessive-compulsive disorder and anorexia. (Left, photo courtesy of: Trena Lewis Right, photo courtesy of: Trent Carey)

Joseph Daniels

May 11, 2016

Cannessa Lewis’s parents realized during her childhood that their daughter was a talented athlete, and during high school, she was offered full ride soccer scholarships from schools across the country. This all changed in her junior year of high school when she began to exhibit obsessive compulsive...

Ye olde fight club

Members of the North West region

Joseph Daniels

May 11, 2016

As the rain pelted down onto their medieval armor, the two men began to stalk one another, figuring out how to defeat their opponent while staying diligent so that no one could tackle them from behind. Armored Combat League (ACL) is a sports organization that features armed combatants who fight in steel...

DAM! Vol. 3 Issue 1 e-edition on issuu.com now!

DAM! Vol. 3 Issue 1 e-edition on issuu.com now!

Joseph Daniels

May 5, 2016

DAM! is a student-run magazine at American River College. Stories include athletes who train in strongman competitions, a combat league that uses medieval style weapons, a linguist who developed a fictional language for "Game of Thrones" and a look on the last days of the ban of marijuana.. Pick up...

Review: ‘Macbeth’ leaves new and old audience members out in the cold

Review: ‘Macbeth’ leaves new and old audience members out in the cold

Joseph Daniels

December 21, 2015

While it offers a unique modern interpretation, Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth” offers little to get excited about for both  new audience members and those who are already familiar with William Shakespeare’s play. The titular character, Macbeth (played by Michael Fassbender), is told a prophec...

American River College women’s basketball falls to College of the Siskiyous in a hard fought game

Sariah Loudon drives the ball up the court in ARC's game against Siskiyous. American River College women's basketball team lost against Siskiyous 85-77. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

December 8, 2015

In a game that was highly competitive throughout the first three quarters American River College women’s basketball team fell just shy, 85-77 and was unable to keep up with College of the Siskiyous. ARC was leading at the end of the first half, but was unable to hold onto it in the third quarter. “We...

Review: ‘Skeleton Stories’ celebrates Day of the Dead by offering audience members a journey through the underworld

Maya (played by McKenzie Lopez), left is visited by Santa Muerte (played by Itzin Alpizar) after praying that her dead mother's soul is left restless. The play will run until Dec. 6. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

November 24, 2015

American River College theater department’s production of “Skeleton Stories” takes the audience on a journey through a Mexican-inspired underworld that celebrates the Day of the Dead, but the main story is dragged down by the short stories.   “Skeleton Stories,” written by Delondra Williams and directe...

Cast of ‘Skeleton Stories’ reveals how characters’ backgrounds are created

Tommy Andersen practices a warm up exercise before the rehearsal for American River College theater department's production of

Joseph Daniels

November 20, 2015

By Joseph Daniels and Matthew Peirson A previous version of this story falsely reported that the white robe of Santa Muerte represented her elevation above nature and that the red robe represented passion and that in the story Santa Muerte wants Maya to use magic. In fact, white represents pro...

Actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival perform abridged version of Hamlet

Susana Batres, left, and Eddie Lopez, right, pose for a photo for the audience. The two performed an abridged version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet before leading an actor workshop on Nov. 10. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

November 12, 2015

Two actors from Oregon visited American River College to perform an abridged version of Hamlet and lead a workshop for ARC students Tuesday. Eddie Lopez and Susana Batres are professional actors who perform for The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a theater organization that runs from July through October. ...

Opinion: College students will find benefits in tabletop gaming

American River College student Casey Reynolds plays the card game 'Magic: The Gathering' with friends in the Student Center. Tabletop games can be a good way to teach skills and knowledge to students. (Photo by Ashlynn Johnson)

Joseph Daniels

November 12, 2015

Despite the recent increase in the popularity of tabletop gaming, people may find it to be nothing more than a distraction, the time for which could be better used for activities such as studying. Nonetheless, college students could find benefits from participating in this hobby. Tabletop gami...

Team Scot raises awareness toward childhood type cancer

Team Scot is a non-profit organization with the goal of spreading awareness to a rare form of cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma. The charity was started after Scot Sieczko died and the organization goes around to hospitals and passes around blankets with a Team Scot patch on it to help make children going through cancer happier. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

November 12, 2015

It was during a visit to the hospital after a skateboard injury that caused Scot Sieczko to discover that he had rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Before he died, he told those that were close to him that he did not want people to go through the same ordeal that he went through. American R...

Monologue at Cafe Noir dedicated to two late ARC students

Kristine Aubert performs a monologue that was dedicated to two American River College student Andrew Downs-Hoover and Jenna Faeth. Downs-Hoover and Faeth died in a car crash in 2008. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

Joseph Daniels

November 9, 2015

A monologue dedicated to the memory of members of the theater department who died in a car crash in 2008 was featured at the Cafe Noir at American River College on Wednesday. Cafe Noir is an open-mic event that allows students to perform in front of a live audience. Kristine Aubert performed a monologue from the ...

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